Friday, January 21, 2011

Fly Birthday for Eric

So HAPPY the snow started later, and I was able to get to the MCC pool for a celebratory workout, in honor my Eric Caines, one of the 1st LEHY swimmers (early 1990's) who lead many more to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I can't believe Eric is 31 today, just seemed like yesterday, he was a teen, standing on the awards podium for his 200 Fly swim at YMCA Nationals.... how time flies.

So, In honor of our birthday boy, I worked 31x 100's, with a 25 of Butterfly per 100 into the morning swim..

Fly Boy swim

Fulcrum: 100 Modified CU
Tube: 900 alternate Breathing pattern per 50

Swim: 10 x 100 ****(1:35) 25 fly per 100

Big Paddle: 10 x 50 (:50)
Hans Reversed Paddle: 2 x 500 (8 min)

Swim 11 x 100 ****

Hans Regular Paddle: 4 x 250 (4:00)
Big Paddle: 10 x 50

Swim: 10 x 100 ****

Buoy 900
Fulcrum: 100 MCU
= 8100 yards

Dream, Prepare, Succeed.

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2015 ... Swimming for Homes for the Brave

After spending the past 20 years paddling from Dover to France, it is time to venture into new waters, while helping some special people.
Soon, I will be traveling with my A-team to Scotland to swim the length of the famous Loch Ness.
As always, I try to help a Foundation raise funds and awareness and I thank you for interest and support.
I am deeply troubled with the thought of homeless individuals, especially in our US Veteran population.

That is why I am teaming up with our Connecticut-based “Homes for the Brave”. Can you imagine not having a place to call home?

Here is more information about Homes for the Brave! -Facebook pages –

- Annual Appeal with more information about our financials and programs-

-Check donations can be mailed to the following address:
Homes for the Brave
655 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

- Donations can be made online as well:

Please write “Loch Ness Swim/Marcy” to track your donation.

I will always be dedicating my swimming to all those battling cancer and in the memory of 4 special people in my life. Cancer first hit my family when I was young. My grand-aunt Eleanor Kersavage, passed away with uterine cancer and my Auntie Bea Halchak battled with brain cancer.

On January 1, 2002, our LEHY family lost Nikki Giampolo to bone cancer, just turning 16 years old. Her spirit still lives on in our East Hartford swim team.

In July of 2009, my brother-in-law, Gregory Allen Urban, who passed away, after a valient battle with lung cancer. I can see him now, talking about cars and projects around the house, music and his family.

I know Aunties, Eleanor and Bea, Nikki, Greg and all the angels will help me CUT through all this water this summer.

The St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation, based in Bridgeport, CT provides financial support for the needs that Health insurance companies don't cover, in addition to providing affordable cancer screening, wigs, medication and other things to make life easier for those suffering with cancer and their families.

Please make a donation, and thank you.

Online donations can be made at:

or you can send a check through the post to:

Swim Across the Sound
St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation
2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606

Thank you so very much, peace and good health to all.